Gal Gadot stars in “Wonder Woman 1984.”
Warner Bros. has as soon as once more postponed the discharge of “Wonder Woman 1984.” The superhero flick starring Gal Gadot will now debut on Christmas Day.
For days, media shops had speculated that the movie would uproot from its Oct. 2 launch date for a slot later in the yr. The return to film theaters, led by “Tenet,” hasn’t been fairly as sturdy because the business had hoped for, with U.S. moviegoers, in explicit, hesitant to return to cinemas.
On Sunday, Warner Bros. mentioned “Tenet” had garnered $20 million throughout its Labor Day weekend debut, however that determine included preview screenings from the 4 days main as much as its launch. Meaning, the movie possible solely made between $10 million and $12 million over the weekend, in keeping with a report by BoxOffice.com.
Additionally, it’s nonetheless unclear what number of theaters will be open by October. Last weekend, solely round 65% of cinemas have been working in the U.S., every with a cap on attendance of between 30% and 50%. Important markets like New York and Los Angeles additionally stay closed.
“The movement of ‘Wonder Woman’ to December shows that Warner Bros. remains committed to the theatrical experience while simultaneously negotiating the choppy waters of an ever changing and dynamic marketplace,” Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore, mentioned.
“Frequent release date changes are now the norm and certainly understandable given the uncertainty the pandemic has placed upon movie theaters and their ability (and capacity) to be open to moviegoers,” he added.
Warner Bros. isn’t any stranger to vacation field workplace success. “Aquaman,” launched in December 2018 garnered greater than $1 billion throughout its run in theaters.